Bug 9928 - in-addr.arpa.localdomain queries during kickstart install
in-addr.arpa.localdomain queries during kickstart install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
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Reported: 2000-03-02 17:23 EST by Kent Engström
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-13 09:14:17 EDT
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Description Kent Engström 2000-03-02 17:23:27 EST
When doing a kickstart install of 6.1, using

  network --bootproto dhcp
  nfs --server --dir /install/redhat/rh61-cdrom

and DHCP server configured with

  deny unknown-clients;

  subnet netmask {
        option routers;
        option domain-name-servers;

  host host_101 {
    hardware ethernet xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;
    filename "/install/conf/kickstart/probe.cfg";

the computer being installed fails to reverse map its IP address,
asking questions about
instead of just

To be able to install I have to add an extra zone to my nameserver,
for the bogus in-addr.arpa.localdomain domain.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-06-16 11:24:39 EDT
Have you tested this with 6.2 to see if it still has this behavior?
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-07-13 09:14:15 EDT
As I haven't heard back, I'm assuming this is fixed in 6.2.

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